What's On

Friday 19 September, Free of charge

Culture Night 2014

All events are free of charge, though where you see an asterisk, pre-booking is essential.

  • 8pm: The Riches of Clare Concert*
    Clare Arts Office present some of the county’s very best traditional musicians as they gather for the launch of the free CD celebrating 10 years of the Riches of Clare lunchtime concerts in the Clare Museum. 
  • 11am-8pm: Video On
    Visual Arts Installation featuring work by David O'Rourke, Patrick Corcoran, Sean & Steve Gibbons and Tommy Kelly.
  • 3pm & 4pm: The Enormous Crocodile*
    by Tic Toc Puppets
  • 5pm - 8pm: What's on in glór?
    Come and meet the glór team and find out about the exciting events planned for the autumn season and pick up our lovely brochure.
  • 5pm - 8pm: Want to be a glór member?
    The opportunity to join glór membership scheme at a 10% discounted rate.
  • 6pm: Tour of glór
    Fancy a sneaky look at what goes on backstage?  glór’s friendly staff will give a guided tour of what happens behind the scenes ….
  • 6pm: Exhibition Opening
    Adam Pomeroy - Absence

Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in parternship with Clare County Council.
An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta a dhéanann comhordú ar an Oíche Chultúir, i gcomhpháirt le Comhairle Contae an Chláir.

Friday 19 September, 3pm & 4pm, free of charge

The Enormous Crocodile by Tic Toc Puppets

as part of Culture Night 2014

Follow us into an adventure of black light, glowing live drawing, from one of the best loved children writers of our time, Roal Dahl:

‘It’s luscious, it’s super, it’s muschious, it’s duper, it’s better than rotten old fish. You mash it and munch it. You chew it and crunch it!  It’s lovely to hear it go squish!

Duration: 40 minutes
Age suitability: All ages

Friday 19 September, 11am - 8pm, free of charge

Video On

Visual Arts Installation as part of Culture Night 2014

Featuring work by

David O'Rourke:

  • Dreamscape
  • The Persistence of Memory

Patrick Corcoran:

  • Sanctum
  • Balance
  • The Ennis Connection

Sean and Steve Gibbons:

  • Claw
  • The Wrath of Vologomere
  • The Leader

Tommy Kelly:

  • Journeys
  • No Day
Thursday 9 October, 11am,

Niall de Búrca

as part of national Children's Book Festival 2014

Niall de Búrca returns to Clare with a roller coaster ride of tales for national Children's Book Festival 2014.

Renowned for his shows full of energy, wit and superb timing, Niall has performed in places as diverse as Los Angeles, Iran and the European Parliament in Brussels.  Raised in the West, Niall emigrated at a young age and lived for many years in New Zealand where he married into a large Maori family. Now back living in Ireland, this master of tales tours worldwide inspiring all with his traditional and original stories. To quote the Vienna Review of Books “His ability to evoke a wide range of emotions from his rapt audience enables him to bewitch people with his stories”. Not to be missed!

Bookings for this event will be made by Clare County Library directly.

Saturday 25 October,

PAWS - The International Pictures and Words Storytelling Festival

The first PAWS Festival will be held in glór this year and the festival will highlight art, storytelling, literature, comics, education, the Irish language, film, theatre, traditional storytelling and other media in which stories are told.

There will be a free open day for everyone to attend with stalls from comic creators, poets, novelists, illustrators, book publishers, etc. to show the variety of ways in which we tell stories.

There will also be workshops on How to Tell Tales Through Pictures and Words,  €5 per person

  • Ages 5-7 years with parents: 11.30am - 12.10pm
  • Ages 8-13 years: 2pm – 3pm